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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.: 5 things I’ve learned curating the MLK Collection at Morehouse College

Martin Luther King Jr. waves with his children, Yolanda and Martin Luther III, from the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images by Vicki Crawford, Morehouse College January 17, 2022 For…

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Posted in Columns Community organizing People Wade Rathke

Memories and milestones

by Wade Rathke October 4, 2020 Pearl River   Tenants all over the world are facing a huge crisis as the dual scourges of the pandemic and economic depression confront them daily. In some industrialized countries, eviction…

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2020 Right Livelihood Laureates honored for fighting ‘increasing threats to democracy’ across globe

Human rights defenders in Iran, the U.S., Nicaragua, and Belarus were recognized this year for what is known as the “Alternative Nobel Peace Prize.” by Julia Conley, staff writer Thursday, October 1, 2020 The four individuals…

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Warren Hanes: Tribute to “Toots”

Frederick Nathaniel “Toots” Hibbert by Warren Haynes “Toots” was, in my opinion, the greatest Jamaican soul singer. I say that not to downplay his immense role in the creation of Reggae music- he coined the term…

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Learning from King’s last campaign

Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working people of all races. Today, nothing could be more powerful. Before he died, Martin Luther King, Jr. joined a campaign to unify working…

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In 1976, after most Freedom Summer workers had long moved on, Blackwell became the first black female mayor in the state, a post she held for more than 20 years.
Posted in Columns Community organizing economic justice National Off the wire People Social Justice Voter registration Voter suppression Voting rights Wade Rathke

Unita Blackwell’s life and work is a beacon for us all

New Orleans       At the end of every year, there’s a section in the New York Times about the “lives they lived” that looks at people large and small that died during the past year.  Unita…

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Ancestors stare through my eyes Some call it moods or Mercury in retrograde or chakras flashing I know better Ancestors peer through my eyes The Neanderthal I know well We are of long acquaintance The wooly…

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